UFC on Fox odds are available at the online sportsbooks, and former champion Mauricio Rua is handicapped as a heavy favorite.
Also on the card for the event this weekend is a Light Heavyweight fight between contenders Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader.
Rua was supposed to meet contender Thiago Silva, but following a Silva withdrawal he will now face Brandon Vera. As expected he is a favorite to end Vera's UFC comeback and currently sits at -350 at .
Rua should be motivated to rebound from his loss to Dan Henderson and dominate his opponent for either a KO or a unanimous decision win.
Vera will currently pay as much as +290 at 5Dimes but he will need to have the fight of his life to pay out on that action. He may be able to hang with the former champion in a stand-up battle, but if the fight goes to the ground Rua will have a big edge.
Machida’s fighting style should prove to be a very tough puzzle for the not-so-technical Bader to contend with at UFC on Fox. At a UFC odds price of -325, Machida looks good in this matchup to provide fans with an entertaining finish.
Bader will need to put an elusive opponent on his back and keep him there, something that has proven near impossible to do for most UFC Light Heavyweights. Even at +270 at 5Dimes, the Bader option is a tough pick to make.